We have arranged a full comparison on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 870 Vs Snapdragon 845 in which SD 870 is recently launched while on another hand SD 845 is flagship SoC of the year 2018. Now we have compared these two processors on the basis of pros and cons, Geekbench, Antutu, and technical specifications.
Tenzys Tech Score
Qualcomm Snapdragon 870
Overall Good chipset in Flagship Series.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
Best performer in Flagship Series of 2018 or better performer in 2019.
Major differences between Snapdragon 870 Vs Snapdragon 845
Pros of Qualcomm Snapdragon 870
- SD 870 supports 5G connectivity.
- Snapdragon 870 has 2 MB larger L3 cache size as compared to Snapdragon 845 (4 MB vs 2 MB).
- Snapdragon 870 shows a significantly better (up to 80%) AnTuTu 8 score (635K vs 353K).
- Snapdragon 870 is the latest SOC as announced 3-years and 2-months later than the Snapdragon 845.
- Snapdragon 870 Performs 74% better in floating-point computations than Snapdragon 845.
- Snapdragon 870 supports 48% higher memory bandwidth (44 against 29.8 GB/s).
- SD 870 has a smaller size transistor (7 nm versus 10 nm).
- SD 870 has a 14% higher CPU clock speed than SD 845 (3200 vs 2800 MHz).
Pros of Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
- Snapdragon 845 has ~10% higher GPU frequency than Snapdragon 870.
Full comparison between Snapdragon 870 vs Snapdragon 845
|Snapdragon 870||Snapdragon 845|
|PUBG Mobile||–||53 FPS|
|Call of Duty: Mobile||–||55 FPS|
|Shadowgun Legends||–||48 FPS|
|World of Tanks Blitz||–||60 FPS|
|Mobile Legends: Bang Bang||–||56 FPS|
|Image compression||–||28.5 Mpixels/s|
|Face detection||20.4 images/s|
|Speech recognition||–||37.8 words/s|
|Machine learning||–||35.8 images/s|
|Camera shooting||–||19.4 images/s|
|HTML 5||–||2.62 Mnodes/s|
|Max On-Device Display||4K @ 60 Hz, QHD+ @ 144 Hz||Up to 4K UHD @ 60 Hz|
|Max External Display||4K @ 60 Hz||4K Ultra HD|
|Color Depth||Up to 10-bit||Up to 10-bit|
|Architecture||1x 3.2 GHz – Kryo 585 Prime (Cortex-A77)|
3x 2.42 GHz – Kryo 585 Gold (Cortex-A77)
4x 1.8 GHz – Kryo 585 Silver (Cortex-A55)
|4x 2.8 GHz – Kryo 385 Gold (Cortex-A75)|
4x 1.5 GHz – Kryo 385 Silver (Cortex-A55)
|Base Frequency||1800 MHz||1500 MHz|
|3200 MHz||2800 MHz|
|L1 cache||512 KB||256 KB|
|L2 cache||1 MB||1 MB|
|L3 cache||4 MB||2 MB|
|Process||7 nanometers||10 nanometers|
|TDP||10 Watt||9 Watt|
|Transistor Count||–||3 billion|
|GPU name||Adreno 650||Adreno 630|
|Architecture||Adreno 600||Adreno 600|
|GPU frequency||645 MHz||710 MHz|
|FLOPS||1,267 GFLOPS||727 GFLOPS|
|Memory frequency||2750 MHz||1866 MHz|
|Bus||4x 16 Bit||4x 16 Bit|
|Max bandwidth||44 Gbit/s||29.87 Gbit/s|
|Max size||16 GB||8 GB|
|Neural processor (NPU)||Hexagon 698||Hexagon 685|
|Storage type||UFS 3.0, UFS 3.1||UFS 2.1|
|Max display resolution||3840 x 2160||3840 x 2160|
|Max camera resolution||1x 200MP, 2x 25MP||1x 32MP, 2x 16MP|
|Video capture||8K at 30FPS, 4K at 60FPS||4K at 60FPS|
|Video playback||8K at 30FPS||4K at 120FPS|
|Video codecs||H.264, H.265, VP8, VP9||H.264, H.265, VP9|
|Audio codecs||AAC, AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV||DSD 32-бит/384 кГц|
|4G support||LTE Cat. 24||LTE Cat. 18|
|Download speed||5G Band- Up to 7.5 Gbps, LTE – Up to 2.5 Gbps||Up to 1200 Mbps|
|Upload speed||5G Band- Up to 3 Gbps, LTE- Up to 316 Mbps||Up to 150 Mbps|
|Navigation||GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS, SBAS, NAVIC||GPS, GLONASS|
|Announced||January 2021||December 2017|
|Official page||Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 official site||Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 official site|
|Charging||Qualcomm Quick Charge 4+ technology|
Qualcomm Quick Charge AI
|Qualcomm® Quick Charge™ 4 technology|
Review by Tenzys Tech
CPU of Snapdragon 870 is clocked up to 3.2 GHz while Snapdragon 845 is clocked up to 2.8 GHz which makes the SD 870 a better option than Snapdragon 845.
GPU of chipset snapdragon 870 is equipped with Adreno 650 while the snapdragon 845 is equipped with Adreno 630. Frankly, Adreno 650 is much better than Adreno Adreno 630 other than the clock speed of Adreno 630, so choose wisely.
In SD 870 memory type is LPDDR5 which is energy efficient while SD 845 comprises LPDDR4x which is less energy efficient as compared to LPDDR5. In fact, the memory frequency of SD 870 is 2750 MHz with 4 MB L3 cache while in SD 845 it is 1866 MHz with only 2 MB L3 cache. So in this section SD 870 would be a good option.
Display and Camera
In-display section, Snapdragon 870 supports display up to 144Hz refresh rate while display resolution in Snapdragon 845 supports only up to 60 Hz.
Snapdragon 870 supports camera resolution up to 8K resolution while Snapdragon 845 supports only up to 4K resolution.
Energy efficiency and battery life
As the facts are seen by the specifications in which SD 870 built on 7nm process technology while on another hand SD 845 built on 10nm technology. This concludes that SD 870 is better than SD 845 as the small size semiconductor indicates the more no. of transistors embedded in SOC (System On Chip) which is not only energy efficient but also significantly enhances the performance of the chipset.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q1. Which is better Snapdragon 870 or Snapdragon 845?
Ans. Snapdragon 870 is better than Snapdragon 845 as SD 870 CPU clocked up to 3.2 GHz SOC and 5G compatible while Snapdragon 845 clocked up to 2.8 GHz and non-5G SOC. In several segments like connectivity, camera, memory, Snapdragon 870 performs better as compared to Snapdragon 845.
Q2. Which is the best Snapdragon processor in 2021?
Ans. Recently, Snapdragon 888 is the best and latest flagship-level processor available by Qualcomm.
Q3. Which is the fastest phone in the world?
Ans. Apple iPhone 12 Pro is the fastest phone in the world as it is equipped with an Apple A14 Bionic chip which is not only faster than flagship Android phones but also faster than some of the low-end laptops.
Q4. Does SD 845 support 5G?
Ans. Well said No, as Snapdragon 845 consists of X20 LTE modem which supports LTE (4G) Band but its successor X55 modem is compatible with 5G which are available in the successors of SD 865+ SOCs.
Q5. What is the most powerful phone 2021?
Ans. Asus ROG Phone 5 is the most powerful phone in 2021 as it consists of a flagship Snapdragon 888 processor as it is released on 10th March 2021. Even it is faster than ROG Phone 3, the predecessor of ROG Phone 5 which is known to be the most powerful phone of 2020.
Q6. Is SD 845 still good?
Ans. Yes, Sd 845 is still an advanced processor as compared to many processors that exist in the market. It is clocked over 2.8 GHz with an octa-core CPU. It can be considered for value for money as well. Although it can outperform in connectivity and other specs other than the processor as compared to the recently launched SOCs but its processor is still the best competitor for most of the SOCs recently available in the market.